I’m a comedy writer who’s had severe food and environmental allergies since infancy. Sometimes, it feels like the list of what I can eat is shorter than what I can’t. That list has changed a lot over the years, and I’m finally working with an allergist who doesn’t believe my allergies are all psychosomatic (here’s to believing test results!). So what better way to chronicle all this than in a blog that explores my hilarious (in hindsight) adventures as a woman with allergies.
My hope is that this blog brings some comfort to people with food and other allergies, and that my experiences make you feel less alone. I know that from reading other blogs in the midst of a reaction, I’ve found that things I’ve never quite understood to be true about myself are, in fact, true (for instance, calling non-sour foods sour because sour describes how it feels when your body feels like it’s stopping). And since I have to stay away from so many foods, I think this might be a cool place to post recipes or ideas for dishes that people with some overlapping allergies may enjoy. And if the whole things raises awareness that allergies are a) real and b) totally fine to live with, then that’d just be peachy.
Got questions? Want to contribute? Have general feedback? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.